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  • Now or Never: the Ultimate Strategy for Handling Defects

    by Kirill Klimov on  May 02, 2016 2

    How do you handle a long list of defects in your project? You don't. If it is not worth fixing a defect right now, it’s not likely that we will find the time to do it later. Also, it becomes more and more difficult over time to correct the defect, so it is cheaper to solve it now. Kirill Klimov explains why you should solve defects right away, or state that you will not solve them.

  • Q&A on the Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 07, 2016 1

    The Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition by Mitch Lacey is a "what to expect" book for organizations transitioning to agile, which aims to help teams to deal with issues that occur and fine-tune their own implementation. An interview about the essentials of Scrum, sprint length, full time Scrum masters, making time available for solving defects, preventing bad hires, and increasing benefits from Scrum.

  • 0 Bugs Policy

    by Gal Zellermayer on  Apr 05, 2016 2

    Gal Zellermayer describes the 0 bugs policy, a process for handling bugs that is based upon 1 rule: whenever you encounter a new bug, you should either fix that bug, or close it as "won't fix" and don't think about it again.

Understanding Quality and Reliability

Posted by C. Taylor Putnam-Majarian and Doug Putnam on  Mar 23, 2016

Quality is one of the most overlooked areas of the software development process. This article will explore how to measure quality and minimize the factors that negatively impact software reliability.

The Way to No-Hotfix Deployment

Posted by Adam Pahlevi on  Mar 11, 2016

Hot-fix redeployment is a waste at best, and often a source of further regression, Adam discusses some ready-to-use techniques that helped he and his team reduce the frequency of hot-fixing. 2

Agile Approaches in Test Planning

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 21, 2016

An interview with Eddy Bruin and Ray Oei about test plans in agile, how to make stakeholders aware that they can influence quality, and which agile practices they recommend for testing.

Faster, Smarter DevOps

Posted by Derek Weeks on  Feb 18, 2016

Moving your release cadence from months to weeks is not just about learning Agile practices and getting some automation tools. It involves people, tooling and a transition plan. 2

Q&A on The Agile Mind-Set

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2015

Gil Broza explores agile values, beliefs and principles, and explains how they can be used to drive agile adoption in his book The Agile Mind-set.

Toward Agile Architecture: Insights from 15 Years of ATAM Data

Posted by Stephany Bellomo, Ian Gorton, Rick Kazman on  Oct 17, 2015

The authors have concluded after analyzing 15 years of ATAM data that modifiability, performance, availability, interoperability, and deployability are key quality attributes for Agile practitioners.

Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2015

In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement.

Author Q&A on Agile Value Delivery - Beyond the Numbers

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Aug 05, 2015

Larry Cooper and Jen Stone have written a book which provides advice and techniques for blending agile practices with portfolio, program and project management, taking a value focused approach.

The Most Common Reasons Why Software Projects Fail

Posted by Taylor Putnam-Majarian & Doug Putnam on  Jul 13, 2015

Projects can be categorized as failures because of cost overruns, late deliveries or poor quality, but the right estimation processes can increase the likelihood of project success 16

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